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A chair of governors has broken the law

Discussion in 'Governors' started by cherrytree, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. cherrytree

    cherrytree New commenter

    It is reported in the local press this week that the Chair of Governors at my grandchildren's primary school has been found guilty of breaking the law by tampering with his vehicles and has been banned from conducting his substantial business. He is also a District Councillor. My daughter is very unhappy that somebody who has quite blatantly cheated in such a fashion should be allowed to continue as a governor. Are there legal grounds for him to go, or is this a moral question?
  2. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Legally you are only disbarred from being a governor of an LA school if you are sent to prison for (from memory - check it) 6 months or more.

    It doesn't sound like that's the case here.

    His fellow governors might make it clear to him that they no longer have confidence in him - moral pressure if you like - and he voluntarily steps down.

    It might also depend on who appointed him as a governor. If he is an appointed governor, an LA governor for example, the LA could decide to move him. Do you know who elected or appointed him? It should be on the school's website.
    nomad, Lattelady and border_walker like this.
  3. englishdragon

    englishdragon Occasional commenter

    @Rott Weiler..........Oh, it must be so nice to be back in the UK.

    At the infamous hopeless international kingdom sad values school - aka the Six Letter School - in Tianjin it almost seems like the Chairman of the Governors must uphold his family's values to break every labor employment law possible. And the leadership team from the sad values school partners from a county sounds like Bent south of London, UK, seem to think that everything he says is the perfect truth.

    @lovely.lady .... how about the 'rent-a-name' rainboots governors from Shanghai? Do you think they have to uphold an oath to break the law as well?

    @snitzelvonkrumm .... any thoughts?

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